Fannie & John Hertz Foundation Fellowship


The Hertz Foundation supports Ph.D. work in the applied physical sciences. Each year it awards about two dozen fellowships to young men and women whom it expects to have the greatest impact on the application of the physical sciences to human problems during the next half-century. Hertz interviews a high percentage of applicants the first time around, then chooses a small subset of candidates for a second round of interviews. Both interviews are one-on-one.


Seniors, recent grads, and current grad students in applied physical sciences

Award Amount

Successful applicants have the choice of two Fellowship options:

Option 1 - Five Year Hertz

  • $31,000/ 9-month personal stipend*
  • Full tuition equivalent
  • Renewable for up to 5 years

Option 2 - Five-Year Coordinated

  • Hertz Period - Two Years
  • $36,000/ 9-month personal stipend*
  • Full tuition equivalent
  • Other Fellowship Period - Up to Three Years
  • $5,000/ year supplemental stipend* from Hertz
  • Requires Awardee to accept a 3-year Fellowship from another source